Artistic Wire & Cardmaking: Julianna Hudgins


I'm so thrilled to share a sneak peek at my new book here on the blog! This is a fun project you can try. It's called Friendship Blooms and it combines two of my favorite things: paper and Artistic Wire!


Instructions Rose: 
1. To cut the flower die cut shapes use the Grand Calibur and S5-050 Rose Creations die templates from Spellbinders.
2. Cut 5” of the rose wire for each petal on all the flower shapes for a total of 15, 5” pieces of wire.
3. Take a piece of rose wire and place one end of the wire in center hole of the flower.  Using the Round Nose Pliers shape the wire to match the shape of the petal, then wrap wire around the bottom of the petal and insert in the center hole, tape wires to hold in place. 
4. Repeat step 3 on all three flower die cuts until all of the petals are wire wrapped.
5. Use a bone folder to curl the paper petals on each flower.
6. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the rose together, be sure to offset the petals.

Instructions Leaves: 
1. To cut the leaf die cut shapes use the Grand Calibur and S4-321 Nested Leaves die templates from Spellbinders.
2. Cut 5” of the green wire for each leaf shapes for a total of 3, 5” pieces of wire. 
3. Using the Round Nose Pliers shape the wire to match the leaf, twist wire at the bottom of the leaf, fold wire to the backside and tape wires to hold in place.
4. Repeat step 9 on all three leaf die cuts until all of the leaves are wire wrapped.
5. Use a bone folder to curl the paper leaves.

Julianna Hudgins

Beadalon Design Team Member

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